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Welcome To Tarbikha - تربيخا (תרביח'א)

District of Acre
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Tarbikha Village - Palestine: : The remaining stones from Tarbikha
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Statistic & Fact Value
Israeli occupation date November 1, 1948
Distance from district 27 (km) Northeast of Acre
Elevation from the sea 550 (meters)
Map location See location #4 on the map

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Military Operation against town Last stage Operation Hiram
Attacking Units 'Oded Brigade
Exodus Cause Expulsion by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction The village was mostly destroyed with the exception of the 21 stone houses which are being used by Israeli Jewish settlers.
Ethnically cleansing
by Israelis
Tarbikha inhabitants were completely ethnically cleansed.
Pre-Nakba land ownership
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 12,548
Jewish 0
Public 6,015
Total 18,563
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Irrigated & Plantation 619
Area planted w/ olives 60
Planted W/ Cereal 3,204
Built up 112
Cultivable 3,823
Non-Cultivable 14,628
Year Population
1596 88
19th century 100
1931 674
1945 1,000
1948 1,160
Est. Refugees 1998 7,124
Number of houses
Year Number of houses
1931 149
1948 256
Town's name through history The Crusader referred to Tarbikha by Tayerebika.
Schools Tarbikha had an elementary school for boys which was founded in 1938, and in 1945 it had an enrollment of 120 boys. Students from the nearby villages of al-Nabi Rubin and Surah used to attend the same school.
Religious institutions Two mosques
Water supply Several springs, reservoirs, and wells which provided Tabrikha's inhabitants with water for domestic use.
Archeological sites Numerous khirbas on the village lands, some khirbas have ancient Olive presses and rock-hewn tombs.
Exculsive Jewish colonies
that usurped village lands
Shomera, Even Menachem, Shetula, and Kefar Rosenwald.
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Status of The Village Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"About twenty houses from the village are now occupied by the residents of Moshav Shomera. Some of the roofs have been remodeled and given a gabled form. Stones from the original houses embellish the roof of the central shelter of the moshav."

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